Death toll rises after Easter blasts in Sri Lanka

Death toll rises after Easter blasts in Sri Lanka

Easter Day bomb blasts at a series of Sri Lankan churches and hotels killed at least 207 people and wounded hundreds, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.
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British Airways suspends flights to Cairo amid security concerns

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo amid security concerns

British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but gave no details about what may have prompted the move. Mia Womersley reports
Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern U.S.

Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern U.S.

A gargantuan heat wave hunkered down over the central and eastern United States on Saturday, sending residents to cooling centers and inflicting cities with a heat index over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Nathan Frandino has more.
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'We are outraged': Protests roil Puerto Rico

'We are outraged': Protests roil Puerto Rico

Several U.S. Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers are demanding Puerto Rico's governor step down over offensive chat messages, as thousands on the Caribbean island are protesting for a seventh day seeking his resignation.
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Heat wave scorches eastern, central U.S.

Heat wave scorches eastern, central U.S.

Forecasters are predicting temperatures to reach into the 90s on Saturday, with a massive heat wave blanketing across the eastern and central U.S. Nathan Frandino has more.
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Iran releases footage of tanker seizure, UK calls it a "hostile act"

Iran releases footage of tanker seizure, UK calls it a "hostile act"

Iran said on Saturday it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, a move Britain called a "hostile act." Mia Womersley reports
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NASA's logo is everywhere, cool and free to use

NASA's logo is everywhere, cool and free to use

Fifty years ago, NASA placed man on the moon for the first time, yet it's in 2019 that high-end designers are bringing the U.S. space agency's logo into their orbit and giving it their own spin. Yahaira Jacquez reports
Inspired by U.S. pop culture, young Iraqis get inked

Inspired by U.S. pop culture, young Iraqis get inked

Many young Iraqis are getting inked in various tattoo parlours across the country, with western-centric designs more popular than traditional patterns.
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Algerians celebrate wildly after Africa Cup of Nations victory

Algerians celebrate wildly after Africa Cup of Nations victory

Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time on Friday when a freak second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah gave them a 1-0 win over gallant Senegal in the final. Mia Womersley reports
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As 'superstar' cities thrive, troubling U.S. divide widens

As 'superstar' cities thrive, troubling U.S. divide widens

Nashville demonstrates how new winners can emerge after a devastating recession, while many other U,S. cities struggle to stay even or slip behind.
Trump defends supporters who chanted "send her back"

Trump defends supporters who chanted "send her back"

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday defended his supporters who chanted "send her back" at a rally in reference to a Somali-born Democratic lawmaker. Trump previously claimed he was unhappy about the chant, which was widely regarded as racist.
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Wall Street falls on rate concerns

Wall Street falls on rate concerns

Wall Street's main indexes edged lower on Friday following a report that the Federal Reserve plans to cut interest rates by only a quarter-percentage point at the end of the month.
Big tech stocks report next week

Big tech stocks report next week

Tech giants Facebook and Amazon will be in the earnings spotlight next week along with Boeing. As Fred Katayama reports, investors will also get a read on economic growth.
Tensions rise as Puerto Rico protests continue

Tensions rise as Puerto Rico protests continue

Massive and at times violent protests in Puerto Rico showed no sign of stopping as labor unions on Thursday organized a Friday march to keep up pressure on the governor to resign, while dozens of guns were stolen in a raid on police firearms center.
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Is Boris Johnson Britain's Donald Trump?

Is Boris Johnson Britain's Donald Trump?

Donald Trump backed Boris Johnson to be the UK's next prime minister, which looks very likely to happen. With their shock of blond hair and populist politics, the two men are often likened. So is this the start of a very "special relationship"? Lucy
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Japan arson suspect bore grudge - police

Japan arson suspect bore grudge - police

As Japan mourns the 33 victims of the country's worst mass killing in two decades, police say the suspect torched the animation studio in Kyoto because he believed it had plagiarized his novel.
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WeWork to host analyst day before IPO

WeWork to host analyst day before IPO

The parent of WeWork, the We Company, plans to host an analyst day for Wall Street banks on July 31 even though it has yet to hire underwriters for its initial public offering.
Lookahead to a big week for markets

Lookahead to a big week for markets

Markets lookahead to next week where Britain's Conservative party selects a new Prime Minister, PMI figures are released, FAANG stocks come into focus after a bumpy week for Netflix and the European Central Bank is expected to reveal an interest cut
AB InBev to sell Australian breweries to Asahi

AB InBev to sell Australian breweries to Asahi

Days after the demise of its planned Hong Kong IPO, AB InBev is selling its Australian unit to Japan's Asahi for $11 bln. But it's not ruling out another try at the share listing.
BMW picks insider Zipse as CEO to catch up with rivals

BMW picks insider Zipse as CEO to catch up with rivals

BMW has named Oliver Zipse as its new CEO, continuing its tradition of promoting production chiefs to the top job even as the auto industry expands into new areas such as technology and services.
Targeted by Trump, Omar greeted with cheers

Targeted by Trump, Omar greeted with cheers

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar was met by supporters at the airport when she returned to Minneapolis, and she vowed to continue to oppose President Donald Trump in the wake of his attacks on her which were widely condemned as racist.
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South African soldiers deployed in Cape Town to help fight gangs

South African soldiers deployed in Cape Town to help fight gangs

South Africa's army has stepped in to quell violence in Cape Town's gang-ridden suburbs, where more than 2,000 people have been killed since January.
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Boeing to take $4.9 bln charge over 737 MAX grounding

Boeing to take $4.9 bln charge over 737 MAX grounding

Boeing says it's taking a $4.9 bln charge to cover compensation to airlines and other costs arising from the grounding of its 737 MAX jets.
Little red Corvette: Chevy takes aim at supercars

Little red Corvette: Chevy takes aim at supercars

General Motors has unveiled Thursday its newly designed mid-engine 2020 Corvette in a splashy tribute to its emblematic sports car, even as the No. 1 U.S. automaker faces mounting pressures in a sluggish and uncertain global sales environment.
Cloud lifts Microsoft shares to record highs

Cloud lifts Microsoft shares to record highs

Microsoft shares hit all-time highs after the tech giant beat forecasts for fourth-quarter revenue and profit, driven by continued sales increases from its cloud business.